Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Tillage practices in corn production

By: Labios, R.V | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico, DF (Mexico) | Proceedings of the Asian Regional Maize Workshop Bangkok (Thailand) 5-8 Aug 2002.
Contributor(s): Cambaya, R.C [coaut.] | Esguerra, M.Q [coaut.] | Labios, J.D [coaut.] | Manalo, J.O [coaut.] | Srinivasan, G.|Zaidi, P.H.|Prasanna, B.M.|Gonzalez, F.|Lesnick, K [eds.] | Stividad, J.S [coaut.] | Tamisin Jr, L.L [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 2004Description: p. 296-306.ISBN: 970-648-116-8.Subject(s): Crop yield | Maize | Seed production | Soil cultivation | Water resources | Weed control | Zero tillage | CIMMYTSummary: The potential of conservation tillage systems to improve corn yields while reducing production costs and conserving soil and water resources was tested through on-farm trials in two sites, namely: San Jose, Mindoro Occidental and Calabanga, Camarines Sur. A total of 9 farmer-partners cooperated in the conduct of the trial. Treatments include conventional tillage, minimum tillage, zero tillage and farmer's tillage practices, which are tested in factorial with variety or fertilizer. Results in Mindoro reveal that variation in grain yield is mainly due to tillage practices. Moreover, conservation tillage practices i.e., zero and minimum tillage, resulted to the higher grain yield of about 5.291 ha-1 in Mindoro. In the case of Camarines Sur, yield was not significantly affected by any of the treatments combinations applied (tillage x variety). Zero tillage obtained higher grain yield (2.88 t ha-1) followed closely by minimum tillage with 2.79 t ha-1. From these trials it is evident that conservation tillage management generally resulted to higher grain yield compared with the farmer's tillage practice. Conservation tillage practice is thus a viable option for corn production. Benefits obtained in adopting conservation tillage will be further realized in terms of economic returns, where highest net benefit is obtained due to lower production costs. In addition, when the soil surface is left undisturbed, soil moisture is conserved at a time when dry periods are a problem.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Conference proceedings CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library

Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

CIMMYT Publications Collection Look under series title (Browse shelf) 1 Available 1B630601
Total holds: 0

The potential of conservation tillage systems to improve corn yields while reducing production costs and conserving soil and water resources was tested through on-farm trials in two sites, namely: San Jose, Mindoro Occidental and Calabanga, Camarines Sur. A total of 9 farmer-partners cooperated in the conduct of the trial. Treatments include conventional tillage, minimum tillage, zero tillage and farmer's tillage practices, which are tested in factorial with variety or fertilizer. Results in Mindoro reveal that variation in grain yield is mainly due to tillage practices. Moreover, conservation tillage practices i.e., zero and minimum tillage, resulted to the higher grain yield of about 5.291 ha-1 in Mindoro. In the case of Camarines Sur, yield was not significantly affected by any of the treatments combinations applied (tillage x variety). Zero tillage obtained higher grain yield (2.88 t ha-1) followed closely by minimum tillage with 2.79 t ha-1. From these trials it is evident that conservation tillage management generally resulted to higher grain yield compared with the farmer's tillage practice. Conservation tillage practice is thus a viable option for corn production. Benefits obtained in adopting conservation tillage will be further realized in terms of economic returns, where highest net benefit is obtained due to lower production costs. In addition, when the soil surface is left undisturbed, soil moisture is conserved at a time when dry periods are a problem.

English

0501|AGRIS 0501|AL-Maize Program

Juan Carlos Mendieta

CIMMYT Publications Collection

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
baner

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) © Copyright 2015. Carretera México-Veracruz. Km. 45, El Batán, Texcoco, México, C.P. 56237.
Monday –Friday 9:00 am. 17:00 pm. If you have any question, please contact us at CIMMYT-Knowledge-Center@cgiar.org

Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT) © Copyright 2015. Carretera México-Veracruz. Km. 45, El Batán, Texcoco, México, C.P. 56237.
Lunes –Viernes 9:00 am. 17:00 pm. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, contáctenos a CIMMYT-Knowledge-Center@cgiar.org